Admissions

For 'in year' admissions, please contact Norfolk County Council School admissions for details.

 

The school serves pupils who live in the parish of  Walpole and the admission arrangements are made regardless of ability, gender or race

The Annual intake limit for Reception and all KS1 classes is currently 30 pupils.

 

The criteria for admission is as follows:

  • Children with Statements which name the school.
  • Looked After children as designated by the LEA
  • Geographical location: Walpole St Andrew, Walpole St Peter and Walpole Marsh.
  • Children who already have siblings in the school, at the time of their admission.
  • *Children of regular worshipping members of the Church of England.
  • *Children of regular worshipping members of a Non Anglican Christian Church.
  • Children whose parents, if not worshipping members of a Christian Church nevertheless, wish their child to attend a Church of England Aided School because of its specifically religious emphasis.
  • If all children within any of the above rules cannot be offered a place, the highest priority will be given to children living nearest the school, on a straight line 'crow flies' basis.

* As agreed after discussion with the incumbent Vicar of the appropriate Church. 'Regular' will usually mean attendance at an appropriate church service at least once a month)

The school will admit Reception children on a full time basis from the first day of the Autumn Term, in the academic year in which they are 5 years old.

If your child has any special needs that will require extra support or equipment please contact the Head Teacher to discuss needs on an individual basis.

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It is important to register your child for a place as soon as possible by contacting Norfolk County  Council, as the planned annual intake limit  (PAN) for admissions to Reception class  is  30 pupils .  Please note that the parents of any child may appeal to the Governing Body's Appeals committee, against a decision to refuse admission to the school. 

 

Please click on the link below to go to Norfolk County Council Admissions page:

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools/school-admissions

 

Attendance

School expects all children to attend regularly. If your child is sick, please contact the school office on the first day of absence.  School is able to authorise up to two days absence due to sickness. If your child is absent for more than two consecutive days then proof of a GP visit will be required before the school will authorise the absence.

 

School will not authorise any absence for holiday during term times.  Should a child be absent for five or more consecutive days, the County Attendance team will be notified and a fixed term penalty fine may be issued to any parent or carer with parental responsibility.  Failure to pay the fines within the prescribed time limit may result in prosecution.

 

Safeguarding our children

The law requires Headteachers to report any obvious or suspected child abuse. This includes non accidental injury, physical neglect, emotional and or sexual abuse. Headteachers and staff are charged with the duty of reporting whatever their views of the likelihood of abuse.  This procedure is intended to protect our children, and school takes the attitude that when there are any suspicions, it is better to be safe than sorry.  At times, this does mean that Headteachers risk upsetting some parents by reporting a case that after investigation was proved to be unfounded, but it is hoped that parents will understand how difficult it is for Headteachers to carry out this delicate task, and that they act only in the best interests of the children in their care.

 

 

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